The new 2011 Porsche Cayenne has been officially revealed ahead of its world debut next week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The second-generation Porsche SUV will come onto the market with more efficient technologies and stronger performance but most importantly significantly less weight and fuel consumption.
The new 2011 Cayenne line gets underway with the S Hybrid, which is centered around a parallel hybrid system consisting of a 333 hp supercharged V6 engine and 47 hp electric motor that team up for 380 hp and 427 lb-ft.
The two powerplants are designed to work both seperately and on their own, depending upon driving conditions. For those that prefer pure gas, Porsche will offer the base Cayenne with 300 hp 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Cayenne S with a 400 hp 4.8-liter V8 and the Turbo with 500 hp twin-turbocharged V8. Porsche says that the 2011 line will experience a 23 percent increase in efficiency, boosted largely by the S Hybrid and a new engine stop-start system.
An eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission will be standard on all variants and a low-speed transfer case will no longer be offered. A new engine stop-start system and thermal management of the engine and transmission also help to improve fuel economy.
Overseas markets will benefit from a new version of the Cayenne Diesel, which will once again pack a 240 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine.
After its world debut next week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne will be making its U.S. debut this April at the 2010 New York Auto Show before going on sale in July. All four of the Cayenne models will be available in the U.S. by fall. [via MotorAuthority]